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Innovation Point: Designing and Machining New Technologies

The image above shows a close-up detail of the 4-axis milling machine in the newly retrofitted Altra Industrial Motion Innovation Shop. Here UMass Amherst mechanical and industrial engineers experiment with state-of-the-art equipment, instruments, and computer technology to develop inventive mechanical designs, fabrications, and test products. With 3D printers, a water jet cutter, a 4-axis milling machine, and cutting edge instruments, the shop provides undergraduates with the manufacturing skills they need to be innovators and leaders in the 21st century. Learn more.

Photo credit: Amanda Drane